The Origin Foundation is generously supporting ASF in the following ways:
1. Origin Scholarships
Origin is funding a wide range of professional development scholarships for managers and board members of not-for-profit organisations. Click here to browse scholarships.
2. Fulbright Professional Scholarship for Non-Profit Leadership
This is the first-ever Fulbright Scholarship specifically for the Not-for-Profit sector in Australia and was launched in Sydney on 10 November 2011 by U.S. Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich. The scholarship annually provides an opportunity for an emerging leader in the NFP sector to undertake a program of research and/or professional development in the U.S. for a period of 3-4 months. Click here for more information.
3. IT Support
Origin assisted ASF with Phase 2 of its online database of scholarships, "My Scholarships Resource Centre" which is a listing of all scholarships available to the NFP sector.
4. Impact Study
With the help of Origin ASF is embarking on an impact study with the Centre for Social Impact to determine the impact on the effectiveness of training and development in the not-for-profit sector.
About the Origin Foundation:
The Origin Foundation is a philanthropic Foundation, founded by Origin Energy in 2010. Their focus, chosen by their people, is to support programs that use education, in its widest possible definition, as a pathway to a brighter future for individuals and their communities. Origin Foundation support the community, organisations and individuals in different ways. Through a Grants Program, they provide funding to groups that share their belief in the power of education. Origin people also lend their time, skills and money to the Foundation's partners and the not for-profit sector through their Give2 and Volunteer programs.
Education – the pathway to a brighter future: Origin Foundation believes in the power of education, training, and development to transform lives and improve communities. Greater knowledge will be the key to adapting to major challenges. They support research and innovative solutions to difficult problems.
The Origin Foundation's first practical objectives include:
• Maximising the education prospects of current and future generations of young people, particularly the vulnerable.
• Creating employment readiness training and work experience opportunities for the long-term unemployed
For more information visit the Origin Foundation website.